3 simple steps to build your website
Once upon a time making a website was only for hand full of privileged people who knew how to code and bunch of other stuff that where needed to be done or know how just to make a small website. Building a website nowadays isn’t that big of a deal. In fact, you are now three steps away from building your first real website.
Al dough the first step FINDING A NAME for your site may sound simple, I assure you it’s the toughest part of them all. We have written a detailed guide on “How To Choose the Right Domain Name & Hosting“, so please do go through it ones more if needed.
A quick reminder dough. Come up with 5 Top Keywords. Find five terms or phrases that best describe your domain that you seek. It is a good practice to make your domain unique so people don’t get confused and land on someone else’s website. Choose dot-com if you plan to be serious and make it easy to type. Now if you succeed to make it easy to remember to, you have a winner.
Buy a hosting plan. In our article “What is Website Hosting?” we wrote that it is possible to get free hosting plan. We advice you, if you plan to approach your business or blog seriously, do BUY a hosting plan. And not just any kind of hosting plan. There are millions of companies that are offering really tempting offers just to get you, and I mean it literally, and abuse your trust by offering you tons of extras that you even don’t need or have use fore.
Ones you choose your hosting it is always good to feel wanted and safe. To have fast response time and excellent support. And I don’t even need to say this, but the most important thing is that your site is up and running without downtime (this is your business and if your site is down then your shop is closed, but it should be up and running 24/7) and not being constantly hacked, slow, unreliable and frivolous.
It is good though to have a testing ground. FREE shared hosting is a perfect thing for testing purposes. We have even found a really reliable, fast, all in all an excellent FREE SHARED HOSTING for you. At 000Webhost.com you will be able to forge your first steps in hosting world and be spared of all the bad things that go along with most free shared hosting.
If you have big plans for your blog or business we strongly advice you to go for the PAID way. One big reason why is your customers, readers and folowers will see you as a serious entrepreneur. If you thought it’s tough to find good reliable FREE SHARED HOSTING you where right. But, to find good reliable PAID shared hosting plan is even harder.
I have been around on www, as a serious user, for over 15 years now. I had my share of wrong hosting choices and few good ones where on my testing. For the past two years now I have been using SiteGround hosting and I would recommend them to anyone.
Here is what you get with SiteGround in StartUp package to make your site with:
- Free Domain Name
- 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
- cPanel & SSH Access
- Free Setup & Transfer
- 24/7 Technical Support
- Free Daily Backup
- 30 Days Money Back
- Unlimited Traffic, Emails, DBsFree
- CloudFlare CDN
All that is left to do now is to use one-click-install feature. Every hosting company FREE or PAID has some sort of Autoinstaller Tool that can be used for installing scripts like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Mambo and others just by click.
This is a really useful tool if you lack experience in manual script installing. Don’t worry , you will learn that in no time. As a matter of fact, I have prepared for you a quick complete Video Tutorial which contains instructions from setting up a FREE shared hosting account to installing a WordPress manually. Enjoy.
So, now that you have your site up and running, you would probably want to know what and how you would utilize your new asset. Let me share a few helpful tips and personal advice.